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Indonesia Should Strike Balance in Protecting Environment: SBY | Jakarta Globe

The fires in Riau should be treated as a lesson, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said on May 5, 2014. (AFP Photo)<p><b>[Updated at 1:30 p.m. on Monday,</b> …

Forests

Indonesia Needs More Listed Companies Ahead of AEC in 2015, OJK Says | Jakarta Globe

<b>Jakarta.</b> Indonesia needs to have more listed companies on the local bourse in anticipation of the advent of the Asean Economic Community at the end …

Looking Beyond Indonesia's Forests to Find a Sustainable Future for Palm Oil | Jakarta Globe

(JG Graphics/Modina Rimolfa)<p>Found in everything from foods to cosmetics to soaps, palm oil is all but ubiquitous in today’s world. Most of that palm …

Indonesia Finds Asylum-Seekers 'Turned Back' by Australia | Jakarta Globe

<b>Jakarta.</b> The Indonesian navy has found 19 asylum-seekers who say they were turned around trying to reach Australia in the latest tow-back of a vessel …

Editorial: It’s Time to Produce The Goods We Use | Jakarta Globe

It is time for Indonesia to sacrifice some present comfort for the sake of future gain.<p>Far too long the country has been spoiled by massive imports: …

Inventions

Japanese Investment in Indonesia, Other SE Asian Nations Surges Amid China Slump | Jakarta Globe

<b>Tokyo</b>. Japanese companies’ investments in Southeast Asia surged last year to almost three times the amount invested in China, after relations between …

Indonesia Favorite to Take on 2019 Asian Games | Jakarta Globe

Indonesian athletes sing the national anthem during the awards ceremony after the Kempo competition at the 27th Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) at …

Asia

Indonesia 'Proud' to Host 2019 Asiad if Selected | Jakarta Globe

A view of Gelora Srivijaya stadium, where the opening ceremony for the 26th Southeast Asian Games (SEA GAMES) were held, in Palembang on November 10, …

Asia

Diplomats don'€™t always enjoy immunity

Indonesian courts have started to deal with diplomatic and consular immunity issues. In 2013, there were two cases related to termination of …

Over 100 Foreign Fishermen Arrested Off Aceh After Second Sting | Jakarta Globe

<b>Banda Aceh.</b> Indonesia's military on Sunday detained dozens of foreign nationals for fishing in waters off the coast Aceh, after arresting 56 last …

Indonesian Wheat Group Forecasts 2014 Imports at 7.1m Tons | Jakarta Globe

Australia usually supplies around 65 percent of Indonesia’s imports of wheat, which is typically used in making noodles and bread. (Bloomberg …

New EU ambassador visits Maluku

The new European Union Ambassador to Indonesia, Olof Skoog, is currently visiting Ambon and Seram Island to meet and discuss local development and …

China, US, Japan React to Philippines' UNCLOS Case

A few China links for the end of the week:<p>The Permanent Court of Arbitration has established an official webpage for the case of “The Republic of the …

Southeast Asia

Indonesia Pays Nearly $2 Million In 'Blood Money' To Free Maid In Saudi Arabia

Satinah, a 41-year old migrant domestic worker, was convicted of killing her Saudi employer in 2007 but said she had acted in self-defense after her boss allegedly physically abused her. She was sentenced to death by beheading.<p>"The government can no longer ignore the fact that saving a citizen is …

Saudi Arabia

More opportunity for Indonesia in China

Indonesia needs to speed up its economic integration and connectivity to grasp market opportunities in China following the opening of the ASEAN …

Singapore concerned over Indonesia naming navy ship after executed commandos

Singapore has registered its concerns over Indonesia'€™s naming of a navy ship after two Indonesian marines who took part in the 1965 bombing of …

'Indonesia-Spain: 55 Years of Friendship' successfully launched in Madrid

A book, Indonesia-Spain: 55 Years of Friendship, has been launched at the Indonesian Embassy in Madrid during a joint event, the Friends of Indonesia …